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Kate Garraway was overcome with emotion on Tuesday morning as she revealed her husband Derek Draper had wished her a happy birthday.
The Good Morning Britain host turned 54 on Tuesday, joining Lorraine Kelly on her eponymous morning TV show to discuss 53 year old Derek's recovery after he recently returned home after being in hospital for a year.
Former I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestant Kate admitted she was on the verge of "happy tears" as she recalled the "magical" moment with her friend.
She said: "I would say [it was] miraculous, but I don't want to bandy that word around too much.
"At the moment, the family and I are looking at lots of different things with Derek. He's home, we can hug him, that's a miracle in itself.
"Then we're looking for little bits of him to come more back to us, and last night I said to him as I was tucking him in and we were doing various medical bits, I said, 'Oh by the way, it's my birthday tomorrow,' and I may have imagined it but he looked a bit worried and I said, 'Oh don't worry, I'm not expecting anything, my birthday present is you being home. I'm going to pop in and see you before I go early and see Lorraine'.
"So I came in this morning and I said, 'Right I'm all ready', my mum and my dad were there and of course the nurses are there, I said, 'I'm off to Lorraine now, is there anything you want to say to me?' And he said, 'Oh, happy birthday'."
Lorraine replied: "Wow, that's huge," with Kate responding: "I know, it makes me feel a bit emotional actually, but it's happy tears, I won't look at you for a minute," before looking down.
She continued: "Not to be technical about it, I sound like I'm analysing everything but that is massive.
"It's wonderful that he says happy birthday because that's what I want to hear but also, we're looking for things he can hold.
"I told him that the night before, I had to prompt him a little bit, but he held that idea that it was my birthday and managed to connect it back and repeat it out. That's wonderful, signs like that are just fantastic."
The latest positive update on Derek comes days after she revealed her 15 year old daughter Darcey shocking asked Kate if she was going to "kill herself" amid Derek's health battle.
Speaking on This Morning, she told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby: "I think they were at times [the kids were] wondering, you know, was I going to be okay. Was I going to be able to keep going. I do put that in the book.
"Darcey at one point actually said, 'Mum, are you going to kill yourself?'"
Holly, 40, gasped at Kate's admission before saying: "Oh my God," as Kate continued: "Out of the blue. The thing is is that sounds horrific obviously, but if you know Darcey, she's really blunt and she will always go to the most awful thing she can imagine and work her way back.
"At times that can be, 'You're not wearing that are you mum,' cause that's the most awful thing she can imagine, but she just came out with that sentence and I said, 'Oh my God! No, why would you think that?'"
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